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Supreme Court / School Prayer #92664

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 15, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Importance of school prayer case before Supreme Court examined; background to Williamsport high school prayer club's suit reviewed. [School superintendent Dr. Oscar KNADE - explains not allowing prayer club to meet in school.] [Petros Club member Krista CURREN - feels decision amounts to censorship.] Arguments presented Supt. Court today by acting solicitor general Charles Fried and defense attorney John Youngman outlined, quoted on screen. Court's decision in case involving college students several years ago recalled. [School board president Richard EBERHART - fears school would have to allow groups such as neo-Nazis or Ku Klux Klan if students win.]

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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